Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Pam Tillis’ ‘Maybe It Was Memphis’

Kelly Clarkson is on a roll with these ’90s country covers and fans are loving it. After covering Wynonna’s “No One…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 10, 2020


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Kelly Clarkson is on a roll with these ’90s country covers and fans are loving it.

After covering Wynonna’s “No One Else On Earth” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” the superstar put her spin on Pam Tillis’ “Maybe It Was Memphis” during the latest “Kellyoke” segment on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Clarkson’s cover was very similar to the original recording and even featured incredible background vocals from her in-studio band.

“Maybe It Was Memphis” was released in 1991 and became Pam Tillis’ third Top 10 hit. It was nominated for CMA Song of the Year in 1992.

Previous “Kellyoke” segments have featured covers of Blake SheltonJohnny Cash, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini (just to name a few).

Click above to watch Kelly Clarkson perform “Maybe It Was Memphis.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.